Kitsbow Merino Base Shorts - Men's
Giving a liner the attention it deserves.
Knowing that most trail shorts feature an included or integrated liner was the main inspiration for Kitsbow to develop its new Merino Base Shorts. What we mean is that designers at the Marin-based label would not fall into the industry-wide process of including a subpar liner as an afterthought to the overall product. For this reason, they decided to develop their liner shorts as a standalone item — one that received the same thoughtful design, choice fabrics, and attention to detail as the all-mountain shorts they were intended to be paired with. After all, the layer that gives next-to-skin support is deserving of much more than what the majority of trail short liners provide.
Kitsbow sourced a New Zealand merino wool blended with nylon and spandex for the shorts. This fabric blend provides the ideal combination of soft comfort against the skin, moisture wicking capabilities, as well as light compressive support for the rider's large muscle groups. Wool is known for its soft hand and versatility, and by pairing it with the technical synthetic fibers, the makeup checks all the right boxes for the perfect pair of trail riding liner shorts.
Within the Base Shorts is a Multi-D Anatomic Carbonium EIT (Elastic Interface Technology) chamois that's been sourced from CyTech. This three dimensional insert wears an anatomical shape that fully supports the rider through the use of multi-density padding throughout. The mountain bike-specific placement of the chamois and two-panel design also work to provide maximum comfort and freedom of movement regardless of the positioning in the saddle. Additionally, the chamois was finished off with thin, ultrasonic seam welding to eliminate potential points of chafing.
Kitsbow finished off the shorts with a knit-lined elastic waistband for improved cooling and moisture management, which also features a brushed face for added comfort. Silicone gripper beads along the liner's outer side hem keeps the shorts securely in place against the outer layer. And finally, tall compressive leg grippers — finished with tasteful contrasting patches — keep the shorts firmly in place around the quads.
The Kitsbow Merino Base Shorts - Men's are available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the color Black. Every pair is made in Vancouver, British Columbia.
- Item #KIT0004
- Q & A
Kitsbow Merino Base shorts, not recom.
Had these for about 6 months and they wore out. The wool on the inside both front and back started to wear to the point of outer layer wore through. Returned and will not by Kitsbow again!!